March 23, 2012
Houston - Rice distance runner Allison Pye won the 10,000m run Friday evening at the 30th Victor Lopez Classic, hosted by Rice at Holloway Field/Ley Track.
Pye, a senior from Houston and a product of Cypress Creek H.S., posted a winning time of 35:42.89 in the 10K. Pye's teammate, sophomore Farrah Madanay placed second with a time of 37.08.81. In the 1500m, Sarah Mason led the Owls with seventh-place finish (4:43.49).
"We had a great first day and we had nine kids run this evening and got nine personal-bests," commented Jim Bevan, Rice's head coach. "This is a great meet with great weather and Saturday will be even better."
The Victor Lopez Classic concludes on Saturday with the running event finals starting at 6 p.m. and ends with the 4x400m relays at approximately 8:45.